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Cal Thomas: Questioning intelligence

Cal Thomas: Questioning intelligence

Did President Trump bungle the moment in Helsinki by casting doubt on American intelligence findings that Russian agents "meddled" in the 2016 election? His critics, including some Republicans, say so. Aand on Tuesday, Mr. Trump said he had misspoken when he expressed doubt about Russian culpability. But several things need to be kept in mind.

The first is that Russia and the United States have been meddling with, or spying on, each other for decades. That is hardly a secret. Second, according to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, no votes were altered, and the election outcome was not affected by the alleged meddling. Third, the fealty most Democrats and some...